the gaim-0.75-1.3.0 requires tk & tcl, which I do not have
so I went to investigate. The spec does not mention tcl anywhere.
So, obviously, during the build process, configuration picks
an installed libtcl/libtk, then somehow informs rpm that these
libraries are required. How does it actually happen?
I could understand if gaim spec had a scriptlet which parsed the
of ./configure and set something like %wehavetcl, then added a Requires
like the above. But this is not what is happening. Can you enlighten me
about the magic workings in the case of gaim?
I think all that is happening is that redhat's build system doesn't have
a minimal environment for building rpms in. The package gets built
inside an environment with tcl installed, configure picks it up, and the
resulting package is built with tcl dependencies.
Another point in favour of clean build roots.
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